What’s Happening by the Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce

SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for the Spring Town-wide Garage Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th.

Only $10 to list your garage sale on the map to be advertised on the radio, in the newspaper, social media, and on the Chamber website; printed copies will be distributed throughout town!!
Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 620-223-3566 or email: adminassist@fortscott.com to place your listing!
Care to Share (“The Sharing Bucket”) will be hosting the 5th Annual “TaTa” Ride on June 15th, 2019 and an “AR-15 Gun Raffle”. Raffle tickets are $5 each and on sale now! ATF Regulations apply. Contact Stacey Wright for tickets or more info. (See flyer below)
Win a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico! Drawing tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10. All proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Program, which directly benefits Fort Scott Presbyterian Village residents who have outlived their financial resources through no fault of their own.

Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall St. (See flyer below for more info)
Hedgehog.INK now has gardening books on the sale rack in the front of the store – These books are FREE, for a donation to Tri-Valley Horticulture Therapy Program (see flyer below for more info)

Hedgehog.INK is celebrating Mother’s Day! Bring in an APRON (yours, your mother’s, grandmother’s, or one you bought at a garage sale) to be displayed in the store from May 1-15th. Be sure to label it in some way with your name
All cookbooks will be on sale for $50% off!!
Artist of the Month at Hedgehog.INK – Art by Uniontown students will be on display in the store throughout the month of May
Walgreens is looking for sponsors to donate noses to the local schools in Fort Scott to help spread the word for Red Nose Day. This is a great charity opportunity, and a way to increase awareness about childhood poverty. Noses this year are $2.00, and will come in a blind mystery bag containing one of five unique superhero noses.

Contact Vincent Ratcliff, manager of your local Fort Scott Walgreens, to purchase noses or to get further information (PLEASE SEE FLYER BELOW)

Benefit Bass Fishing Tournaments & Raffles for Class of ’91 Grad Chad Elmer – Entry fees will go toward’s Chad’s upcoming expenses and prize money. Raffles include fishing and outdoor gear, ammo, an AR15 gun, and more! (See flyer below for complete details)

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Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
3 YPL First Friday Luncheon (Young Professional’s League of Bourbon County) – Papa Don’s, 10 N. Main St., 12-1pm

Join us for the YPL First Friday Luncheon, open to YPL members or anyone interested in the organization

3 Friday Night Concerts in the Park – 1st & Main St., 7-8pm

The concerts are held weekly from 7-8pm at the Heritage Park Pavilion on the corner of 1st & Main, Downtown Fort Scott

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net

Bring your lawn chair as seating is limited

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FSCC Theater Department Presents: Loose Ends – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton, 7:30pm both nights

Before dropping the final curtain on the school year, Fort Scott Community College presents “Loose Ends,” a night of five student- and guest-directed one-act plays (and two monologues) designed to make the audience laugh, cry, think, curse or all of the above

In addition to the short plays, Royalty Mercer, a freshman from Lithonia, GA, will perform two monologues
4 Fort Scott Christian Heights Country Store & Auction, 5K Race and 2 Mile Fun Walk – 1101 S. Barbee St., 7:30am-7pm

See flyer below for more information)

4 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

4 BCAC Concert on the Patio: PDA (Charlie Barrale & Julia Parsons) – Liberty Theatre Patio, 113 S. Main St., 8pm

Part of the Bourbon County Arts Council Summer Concert Series

To watch a video, click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd4Lp-27aec

(See flyer below for more information)

4 Charlie Barrale & Julia Parsons at the Boiler Room Brewhaus,
2 S. National Ave., 3-5pm

Southern music duo. Tickets $10 available at The Boiler Room Brewhaus, Chamber and Visitors Center. Meet Charlie and Julia at a pot luck from
2-3pm

5 Team Trivia at the Boiler Room Brewhaus – 10 S. National, 3-5pm

Exciting, fun and challenging team trivia. Put your team together (maximum of 8 teams, maximum of 5 members on a team). $5 per person. Cash prizes for winning team. Pre-register at the tap room

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Cinco de Mayo on the Patio at Liberty Theatre – 113 S. Main St., 4-5pm

Join us for our annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on the Patio! $5 all you can eat fiesta buffet (with the purchase of an adult beverage).

Fiesta Buffet:

Hard shell tacos, soft shell tacos, ground beef, grilled chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cheeses, black beans, guacamole, pico de Gallo, chips, dips, & more

Mexican beer, Margarita & Daiquiri drink specials & more

No reservations required. First come, first serve

7-8 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave.,
10-11am
7 Fort Scott Middle School Pizza Hut Nights Fundraiser –
1810 S. Main St.

The middle school fundraiser is always the first Tuesday of each month that school is in session. Tuesday, September 5th will be the first one of the year.  Please plan to eat at Pizza Hut sometime that day and use the FSMS voucher

7 Small Business Procurement Day Event in Topeka, KS – Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 SW Topeka Blvd.,
9am-3pm

A celebratory event will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, KS. This free event will provide an opportunity for small businesses to connect with federal agency buyers and contracting officers to determine contracting and procurement opportunities. There will also be a one-on-one Agency-Vendor Engagement Session and training session to learn about resources that will be helpful to the growth and development of small businesses in the procurement market space, including Contracting 101 and FedBid/GSA Purchasing

All categories of small businesses are invited to attend. To register for Procurement Day, visit https://www.center-gateway.com/#/events/event_detail;event_id=53665

7 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center, 3-4pm
7 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room,
2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
7 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Tuesday evenings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

7 Zumba Classes at FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton

Zumba classes are held every Tuesday & Thursday night from
5-6:15pm. $3 per class

Contact Kassie Fugate-Cate: 620-223-2700 for more info

7 City Commission Meeting – City Hall, 123 S. Main St., 6-7pm
7 Poetry Contest Reception at Hedgehog.INK! Bookstore –
16 S. Main St., 6-7pm

A poetry contest reception for April’s poetry contest will be held at the store. Winners will be announced at this time. Light refreshments will be served

7 Community Bingo Night at Fort Scott Middle School –
1105 E. 12th St.

(See flyer below for more information)

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Social Media For Your Business class – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton, 8:30-10am

Hosted by Kansas SBDC at Pittsburg State and Fort Scott Community College

Topics discussed will be three major social media platforms you need to know about: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (See flyer below for more info)

8 Breakfast Bingo at Buck Run Community Center – 735 Scott Ave., 9-10am

Come drink some coffee and play some bingo at Buck Run.  Staff will provide the bingo cards, the caller, and coffee.  Prizes provided by the Fort Scott Recreation Commission

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Online Marketing class – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center,
2108 S. Horton St., 10:30am-12pm

Discuss online marketing tactics outside social media, including search engine optimization (SEO), Google for your Business, and the importance of a website (See flyer below for more info)

To register, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/272536263658674/

8 Google Livestream hosted by the Chamber: “Drive Business Results with Google Ads” – Lowell Milken Center, 1 S. Main St., 11am-12pm

Join us for a free Grow with Google livestream during National Small Business Week.  The livestream will focus on teaching the basics of advertising online with Google Ads

What local businesses can expect from the livestream:
  • Real-time guidance from Google experts
  • Details on different advertising campaign types
  • Instructions on how to increase leads, sales, and brand awareness
  • How-tos for first-time users on choosing goals and measuring success
To sign up, contact Lindsay Madison: 620-223-3566
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Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,  308 S. Crawford St.,
12-1pm
8 Understanding Financial Statements class – FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center, 2108 S. Horton St., 1:30-3pm

Hosted by Kansas SBDC at Pittsburg State and Fort Scott Community College

We will discuss profit & loss, cash flow, financial projections, and other topics that you need to know about to better run your business and/or help prepare you in getting a business loan (See flyer below for more info)

To register, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/409355956518027/

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Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library,
201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm

Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
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TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library,
201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
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Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Woodland Hills Golf Course
Location: 2414 S. Horton
9 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
9 Gardening at Noon – Presented by Southwind Extension District – Heritage Park, 102 E. 1st St., 12:15-12:50pm

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to get gardening! Bring your lunch, a drink, and come learn something new!

Southwind Extension District presents “Attracting Butterflies”
(See flyer below)

All participants will receive a 25% off coupon to use towards any gardening book in the Hedgehog.INK! Bookstore, located at
16 S. Main St.  Note: In the event of rain, class moves to Hedgehog.INK, 16 S. Main St.

9 Kids in the Kitchen – First Church of God, 1115 E. Wall St.,
4-5:30pm

K-State Research and Extension is offering a FREE Kids in the Kitchen class for grades 4th thru 6th grade, each Thursday

This class will teach kitchen safety, how to prepare healthy and inexpensive snacks. For more information, please contact Malynda Payne (620) 768-9459

9 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm

Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize

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A Star is Born (or Died) – Boiler Room Brewhaus, 10 S. National Ave., 7-9pm

Join us at The Boiler Room Brewhaus on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 for karaoke fun.  Cheer on your local, favorite star!
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Town-wide Garage Sale – Only $10 to list your garage sale on the map to be advertised on the radio, in the newspaper, social media, on the Chamber website – and printed copies distributed throughout town!

Maps will be available Thursday, May 9th through Saturday, May 11th at the following locations: Bids and Dibs, Casey’s, Don’s Smoke Shop, 5 Corners, all Pete’s locations, and the Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall St.

To list your garage sale on the map, call the Chamber at
620-223-3566 or email: adminassist@fortscott.com or visit: http://fortscott.com/events/details/town-wide-garage-sale-11041

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Weekly Livestock Sale at Fort Scott Livestock Market. Starting at 10am on both Fridays & Saturdays
Fridays:  Cows, Pairs, Big Bulls
Saturdays:  Stocker & Feeder Cattle, followed by any cows & bulls that come in late Friday & Saturday. Cafe open both sale days. You don’t have to be a buyer, just to come watch the sale and visit the cafe!
10 Friday Night Concert in the Park – Sponsored by the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce – Heritage Park Pavillion,
1st & Main, 7-8pm

This Friday night at the Heritage Park Pavilion (1st Street and Main) will feature the Sekanaires Quartet. The quartet members are Ray Mauck, Curtis Ramsey, Steve Bell and Ralph Carlson. The quartet was formed in the early 1960s and has made seven recordings. The concert will start at 7 pm and will move to the Common Grounds Coffee shop in the event in inclement weather. This is the 2nd show of the new season

The concerts are organized by Ralph Carlson. If you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact Ralph at rscarlson@classicnet.net

Bring your lawn chair as seating is limited

11 Benefit Bass Fishing Tournaments for Class of ’91 Grad Chad Elmer –

Everyone who knows Chad Elmer and and for those of you who may not… He was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and they found a couple spots on the liver. He is under going some pretty aggressive chemo therapy treatment

There are three tournaments: May 11th, June 15th, and July 27th

Entry will be $25/person. 50% of the entry fees will go to Chad to help with his up coming expenses and the other 50% will go to prize money

There will be raffles at each tournament, including an AR15 gun raffle (see flyer below for complete information)

11 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Saturday Mornings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

11 Storytime at Hedgehog.INK! “Pirates Ahoy!” – 16 S. Main St., 10:30-11:30am, the second Saturday of every month

Storytime and special activity with the Fort Scott High School Thespians

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/hedgesbookstore/  (See flyer below)

12 Team Trivia at the Boiler Room Brewhaus – 10 S. National, 3-5pm

Exciting, fun and challenging team trivia. Put your team together (maximum of 8 teams, maximum of 5 members on a team).
$5 per person. Cash prizes for winning team. Pre-register at the tap room

13 Uniontown Regional High School Tournament
14-15 Story Time – Fort Scott Public Library,  201 S. National Ave., 10-11am
14 T.O.P.S Meeting – Buck Run Community Center,
3-4pm
14 Fort Scott Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton, 12-1pm
14 Farmer’s Market – Skubitz Plaza (in front of the historic fort)

Tuesday evenings, 8:00am – 12:00pm

Fort Scott Farmers’ Market is a farmer driven and run market. The farmers work hard to produce the very finest produce available. We also provide a great venue for community organizations to promote their mission and raise funds

We are focused on fresh locally produce farm products

14 USD 234 Board of Education Meeting – 424 S. Main St.,
5:30-6:30pm
14 Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County Meeting – Old Congregational Church, 502 S. National Ave., Board meeting at 6:30pm, program at 7pm

We will have great fellowship, refreshments, and a door prize – hope you can attend!

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Rotary Meeting – Presbyterian Church,  308 S. Crawford St.,
12-1pm
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Adult Coloring Program – Fort Scott Public Library,
201 S. National Ave., 2-4pm

Join us in the library events room for a relaxing afternoon of coloring and conversation. Library provides coloring pages, pens and pencils, and snacks. Bring your own beverage of choice (no alcohol, please)
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TAG (Teen Advisory Group) – Fort Scott Public Library,
201 S. National Ave., 4-5pm

Exclusively for middle and high school students. We have meetings weekly, including a games & snack night, a community service project, a book club meeting, and a craft night each month
Make a difference in your community while having fun at TAG! Each meeting includes food, drinks, and a good time with your fellow teens. Bring your friends!
15 Presbyterian Good Sam Dinner and Auction – Fort Scott Presbyterian Village, 2401 S. Horton, 4:30-8pm

Auction at 5pm, dinner from 4:30 to 6:30pm

Chicken Mary’s dinner and homemade desserts! Chance to win a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

Meal tickets are $9 in advance, $12 at the door. Carry-out is available.
Drawing tickets are $5 each or three for $10. Tickets are available at Presbyterian Village or the Chamber of Commerce, 231 E. Wall St.

All proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Program, which directly benefits Fort Scott Presbyterian Village residents who have outlived their financial resources through no fault of their own (See flyer below for more info)

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Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Fort Scott Paws & Claws Animal Shelter.
Location: 8 N. Judson
Join us for the weekly Chamber Coffee of the Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce at 8am. This week’s Chamber Coffee will be hosted by Woodland Hills Golf Course
Location: 2414 S. Horton
16 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the opening of the Fort Scott Paws & Claws Animal Shelter’s new location at 8 N. Judson St. The event will take place Thursday, May 16th, immediately following the Chamber Coffee, which begins at 8 a.m. at the same location

The new Paws and Claws location at 8 N. Judson St. in downtown Fort Scott will serve as a cat shelter, an office, and an intake and adoption area
Please join Fort Scott Paws & Claws Animal Shelter May 16th, 2019 for the Chamber of Commerce Coffee at 8 a.m., with remarks and ribbon cutting immediately following
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Business Basics: Quickbooks, presented by Kansas SBDC at PSU – FSCC Bailey Hall, Room A-130, 2108 S. Horton St., 8:30am-4:30pm

Business owners and entrepreneurs seeking information on growing their business through proper financial management. This program is appropriate for those who have started or are thinking about starting a business

Learn some of the essentials of navigating Quickbooks desktop software. We’ll cover basic accounting and multiple topics including: -Cash vs. accrual -Financial statements -Chart of accounts -Sales receipts -Invoices -Receiving payment/making deposits -Understanding banking and credit card statements -Budgeting (See flyer below for more info)

To register, please visit:

16 Pioneer Kiwanis Meeting – FSCC Heritage Room, 12pm-1pm
16 Thursday Card Players – Buck Run Community Center, 735 Scott Ave., 6-9pm

Free weekly event to anyone that wants to play cards, drink coffee, eat snacks, and socialize

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A Star is Born (or Died) – Boiler Room Brewhaus, 10 S. National Ave., 7-9pm

Join us at The Boiler Room Brewhaus on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 for karaoke fun.  Cheer on your local, favorite star!
Save the Date:
– May 17 – Art Walk hosted by BB County Arts Council
– May 17 – Friday Night Concert in the Park
– May 18 – Farmers’ Market
– May 18 – Kiwanis 3-Person Scholarship Scramble
– May 18 – Marriage Night Dinner & Live Stream program
– May 19 – Team Trivia at Boiler Room Brewhaus
– May 19 – Steinway Thank You Concert at FSHS
Click here for full events listing on our website.
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